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Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele Natural Gloss 

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Overview
  • Tenor ukulele
  • Koa top, back, and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $620.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $221.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900

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      Lanikai

      An excellent Hawaiian ukulele featuring beautiful sounding and eye-pleasing koa tonewood.

      Lanikai offers the NK Natural Koa Ukulele as a striking edition to the Lanikai Custom Series. This Lanikai ukulele is constructed from gorgeous woods with exotic figuring and highly contrasting tones due to special construction techniques and a meticulous process used for selection.

      The NK (Natural Koa) ukuleles display Lanikai's commitment to tradition by crafting these instruments with solid koa tops and koa back and sides. This NK-T ukulele is a tenor-size and features a mahogany neck, die-cast tuners, abalone binding, koa headstock overlay, and come equipped with Aquila strings.

      "The long-established use of koa on ukuleles is no accident, the tones produced by this wood is synonymous with the ukulele itself," says Drew Lewis, product manager, adding, "Nothing sounds or looks like koa."

      This ukulele is strung with Aquila Nylgut strings.

      Features
      • Tenor ukulele
      • Koa top, back, and sides
      • Rosewood fretboard

      Bring in the island vibe with this handsome tenor uke.

       
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      LanikaiNK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele
       
      4.8

      (based on 9 reviews)

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      • 4 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (4)
        • Concerts (3)
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        5.0

        Great Uke!!!!!

        By TRL--

        from Tustin, CA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Action Set A Bit High

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

        Novice player, willing to pay-up for quality. Bought this Lanakai Koa (my 2nd uke purchase) from M.F. on sale. Sale price pushed me to buy without ever playing or seeing it. Didn't think I wanted a gloss finish uke (prefer satin finish), but the pictures and positive reviews got me to give it a try. So glad I took the leap of faith. Beautiful uke, rich and mellow sound. Really fun to play. E and A strings still stretching after a week -- have to keep re-tuning, but getting better (less frequent need to tune). A real keeper - love it!!!

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        5.0

        Great Uke

        By Picky Buyer

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

          This is a great uke. Lanikai is a well-respected brand, and this is at or near the top of their line. The (solid) Koa wood is lovely, the finish is superb, and the abalone binding and headstock text are attractive features. Hardware and the (Nylgut) strings are good quality. First-time uke buyers often complain about a uke's inability to stay in tune, but pay no attention to this. This is characteristic of plastic uke strings and they will settle in in a day or two. Once the strings stabilize, the 18:1 tuners make tuning easy and precise. The NK-T has great tone, and has a very nice neck and quality feel for a moderate-priced uke. Playability was good right out of the box, but I lowered the action a little and dressed the fret-ends a little. Not much needed. Strings are always a matter of choice; different strings will give a different sound. I like to try different ones, but the Nylgut are hard to beat. Different types of picks can also make a big difference. I now have 6 ukes, and this, my second tenor, is a keeper.

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          4.0

          Beautiful instrument

          By Johnny Guitar

          from Satellite Beach, Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

          Beautiful instrument, great features. I would have given it a 5 star but it constantly goes out of tune.

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          5.0

          My son absolutely loves this

          By BarrySax6

          from Timonium, MD

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Looks Great
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            I bought this from a Stupid Deal of the Day for my son's birthday. It stayed in the box for several weeks while i waited for that day to come and I became more worried he may not like it but all that was gone as soon as he opened it up. I could see the joy on his face. The uke is beautiful and sounds great.

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            5.0

            Love my new tenor uke

            By shayob

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Experienced

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  I've been wanting a tenor uke for a while now but was waiting for a great deal and I found it with this uke when it went on a crazy sale with Musician's Friend. The uke is beautiful and sounds great, being new it is constantly out of tune but that's to be expected and I'm sure it will settle soon. I think the only thing that would have made it better was if it came with a Low G, I'm switching out the G string for a low G but that is all I would change.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome if you can afford it.

                  By MasterMunce

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Awesome purchase
                  • Beautiful
                  • Quality hardware
                  • The ease of playability
                  • Tone

                  Cons

                  • No case for 400

                  Best Uses

                  • Day at the pool
                  • Family and friends
                  • Live shows
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  The quality of this uke is what every Musician should want, and get from this purchase. It's great for blues, reggae, or traditional folk styles of music. I really have enjoyed mine since I made the purchase in April for [$]. I see the prices are still rising on everything so folks if you're into ukes, and you're looking to upgrade don't hesitate. It hangs with the best of them. Ciao.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Lanikai Natural Koa tenor Ukulele

                  By Carl Holmes

                  from New England

                  Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  I guess thats why the price was right
                  First of all the service of Musicians Friend was absolutely great.

                  The Ukulele is ok for the price, it soulds great but the finish was less than good. It has a solit Koa top which in nice, the binding of the neck and the abalone work are also nice.
                  Big globs of glue were visible at the sould hole, several imperfections in the finish on the back and around the binbings. There is a noticeable patch in the back Koa laminate and much stain color bleeding onto the maple bindings.
                  I guess that the walue is gook but I would have liked a little more attention to detail.

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lanikai NK-T Ukulele

                  By duffy

                  from Finger Lakes, NY

                  Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  I love my new Lanikai NK-T Ukulele. The wood is nice, not overly figured and the abalone is a beautiful touch. It tunes well and the intonation and action are great. It has a nice tone but this is my first uke so I have nothing to compare it to.

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                  (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lanikai NK-T Uke

                  By JVO

                  from Columbus, Ohio

                  Comments about Lanikai NK-T Natural Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  This Uke is worth every penny! I bought it last year when it was on sale and used a coupon and only paid $220 shipped with a free case, obviously that price was much better than the one now, but its still worth every penny. The Uke is very well built for the money, sounds like Koa, looks unreal in person, and has a lot of nice features. The strings are $15 alone, the tuners are $75 Ebony/Gold grover 18:1's, the Abalone is gorgeous, the finish is urethane (not a cheap satin), and its very comfortable to play. Overall, its the best Koa Tenor uke you can buy on the market for less than $600, play it and love it!

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